I’m definitely an emotional eater. I have basically eaten my way through infertility the past 10 years resulting in some serious weight gain. You can read more about that in my previous blog entry LORD HELP ME I’M FAT. In an effort to get healthy, I’m taking part in a guided sugar detox. Sugar for me is both an addiction in itself and a trigger for binge eating. It is also very bad for people who live with auto-immune disorders. I decided on Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar (IQS) 8 week program because it focuses on a gentle sugar detox while eating real foods. In addition to weekly meal plans (with grocery lists), I have been given access to dietitians, nutritionist and psychologists. There is a lot of support included in the IQS program. My goal is to permanently quit sugar while learning to nourish my body – which is a gift from God in which the Holy Spirit dwells. COR 3:16
Do you not know that you are the temple of God,
and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
If anyone destroys God’s temple,
God will destroy that person;
for the temple of God, which you are, is holy.
So, yesterday I had my first Sunday Cook Up in which you prep food for the week to save some time. This included some quinoa, chia pudding and a gluten-free buckwheat loaf.
I used the chia pudding to create a yummy quinoa and chia breakfast parfait this morning!
I have Mediterranean lamb chops with veggies roasting in the oven this very second – and it’s starting to smell good!
My food journey is similar to my faith journey in that I know I will have success, fail, repent and try again. I sincerely and humbly ask for your prayers so that I may:
- Make known the Holy Spirit which lives within me.
- Put food back in its proper place as nourishment.
- Be a healthier example to my friends and family.
- Use my body and soul in ways which are honoring to Christ.
- Bring my temptations to Christ and meditate on His Passion.
- Use this journey to health to bring me closer to Christ.
All this I will pray for you too; LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER.